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Dumaguete City, Philippines Friday, April 1, 2016
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Fire demonstration held in Dumaguete    

Reshuffling of NegOr, Siquijor
election officers takes effect
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

The reshuffling of election officers of the six cities and 19 municipalities in Negros Oriental and six municipalities in Siquijor will take effect starting today, just a little over a month before the May 9 synchronized elections.

Provincial Election Supervisor-designate Lionel Castillano said yesterday that Commission on Elections chairman Juan Andres Bautista ordered the reshuffling, in a memorandum dated March 14, 2016.

Bautista said the temporary assignments of provincial election supervisors and election officers from Region VII is “to promote impartiality in the upcoming elections”.

Guv opens Central
Block Building
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

In spite of political maneuvers and bickering between the Sangguniang Panlalawigan and the Office of the Governor, a four-storey health facility has risen inside the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital compound.

Dubbed as the Central Block Building, the facility was first a dream of Gov. Roel Degamo to provide the people of the province a decent hospital through a loan of P340 million where services can be at par with services offered only in private hospitals in the province.

It was like magic, said Provincial Health Officer II-designate, Dr. Henrissa Calumpang, in her welcome remarks during the inauguration and blessing of the facility Wednesday.

Fire demonstration
held in Dumaguete

A final fire demonstration at the main streets of Dumaguete City capped the celebration of March as Fire Prevention Month, as initiated by the Bureau of Fire Protection, headed by fire marshal Arnuldo Sayson.

It was participated in by volunteer fire brigades, like the Filipino-Chinese volunteer fire brigade, Silliman fire brigade, 348 volunteers, One Rescue, and the Philippine National Police, among others.

Sayson said the fire drill was sort of educating the public about fire safety consciousness while at the same time showing the fire fighting capability of the city's fire fighters, and rescue capabilities from high rise buildings.

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